Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails; and their power was to hurt men five months.
And out of the first of them came forth a little horn, which grew much toward the south and toward the east and toward the desirable land.
And the woman which thou hast seen is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.
As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings,
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
I saw that this horn made war against the saints and overcame them;
Then Herod, calling the wise men unto him secretly, understood of them with diligence the time of the appearing of the star;
The same dealt subtly with our kindred and mistreated our fathers so that they exposed their babies to death, to the end that the generation would cease.
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the man child.